TANATEX Chemicals unites with other leading chemical companies to accelerate sustainability for the textile and leather industries.
Ede, the Netherlands, 19 October 2020
- We pledge to allocate research & development and textile processing knowledge towards the adoption of sustainable chemical solutions and enhanced resource productivity.
- We unite behind a vision of accelerating the adoption of sustainable chemical solutions and enhanced resource productivity.
- We share information, training and tools to empower brands, retailers and manufacturers.
TANATEX Chemicals has joined with six other world leading chemical companies to launch Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI). With a commitment to collaboration, innovation and transformational change, the new alliance aims to lead the textile and leather industries towards a more sustainable future.
“As the global textile and leather industries strive to become more sustainable, chemistry solutions have a defining role to play. Sustainable chemistry enables brands, retailers and manufacturers to better protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, the environment and, ultimately, consumers,” said Rohit Aggarwal, SCTI Chairman and President of Huntsman Textile Effects. “But while meaningful improvements are possible, no one company can achieve the shift to sustainability on its own. This is the impetus for SCTI.”
All of the founding members of SCTI – Archroma, CHT Group, Huntsman, Kyung-In Synthetic Corporation (KISCO), Pulcra Chemicals, Rudolf Group and Tanatex Chemicals – have made substantial investments in sustainable solutions in recent years. They are now committing to investing and working together to further advance chemistry knowledge and its safe and sustainable application in the textile and leather industries.
Specifically, SCTI will support brands, retailers and manufacturers of all sizes at every stage in their sustainability journey to achieve the highest levels of sustainability, by sharing members’ knowledge of chemistry and its application, and by providing training and tools to ensure stakeholders can adopt technologies and optimize processes. SCTI is also developing a global harmonized sustainability standard for chemical products used in the industry, and the supporting assessment tool, that covers all aspects of the products, from hazards through to environmental, ecological and social impacts. The ultimate aim for SCTI is to help the industry produce more sustainable textile and leather end products for consumers through cleaner and more transparent supply chains that use less water and energy and produce less emissions and pollution.
Launched in October 2020, Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI) is an alliance of leading chemical companies that strives to empower the textile and leather industries to apply sustainable, state-of-the-art chemistry solutions that protect factory workers, local communities, consumers and the environment. It has seven founding members: Archroma, CHT Group, Huntsman, Kyung-In Synthetic Corporation (KISCO), Pulcra Chemicals, Rudolf Group and Tanatex Chemicals.
About TANATEX Chemicals
TANATEX Chemicals breaks new ground with ultramodern textile processing solutions, ranging from pre-treatment to finishing. Through a global network of offices, agencies and distributors, we support our customers worldwide with advanced top quality wet processing products and a high level of technical and tailormade service. For 60 years we have proven to be a trustworthy and innovative associate. Since 2016 we are partner of Transfar Chemicals.
We empower brands, retailers and manufacturers to create textiles that are functional, long-lasting, manufactured using safe chemistry and a sustainable production process. Recent highlights of this strategy include our solutions to lower the dyeing time of polyester, our mineral based technology, formaldehyde- and solvent-free products and our state of the art urea-free inkjet preparations.
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